|March 2014 (37.05081, -122.07092) Felton Covered Bridge|
The Felton Covered Bridge is one of the newer and one of the shorter covered bridges in California. However, the addition of the roof truss also made it the tallest (at 35 ft) covered bridge in the United States. It is also one of the last covered bridges made of redwood.
The bridge was closed to traffic in 1937 and became the first bypassed bridge in the western U.S. to be restored as an historic landmark. Money was raised for the original bridge with a costume ball and the bridge continues to be maintained with an annual pancake breakfast.
Information on the Felton Covered Bridge comes from many sources. A plaque beside the bridge describes how after it became a pedestrian bridge it was used in many movies until it was damaged by a flood on the San Lorenzo River in 1962 and rebuilt by local residents in 1967. The Santa Cruz Public Library's website also contributed information about this and the other San Cruz covered bridges. Drawings and other information was provided by 'Historic Highway Bridges in California.'
Santa Cruz County, California Bridges: Felton Covered Bridge across the San Lorenzo River by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.